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John Dennis Malone, 86, passed away on Thursday, June 25, 2009, at the Staples Care Center, where he has resided for the past two years. He was born Nov. 3, 1922, on a farm north of Verndale to Patrick and Lena (Tabery) Malone. He grew up in the Wadena area and attended country school through the eighth grade. He married Ione Goeden on June 30, 1948. They farmed west of Bluegrass, and raised a family of 11 children. He was a member of St. Hubert's Parish until 1987 when he retired and moved to Wadena and joined St. Ann's Parish. He was an active member of St.
Ruth Conn, 83, a lifelong resident of Verndale, passed away in her sleep from heart failure on Sunday, June 21, 2009. She was born in Verndale on May 24, 1926, to Daphne (Snow) and Paul Denny. She married Bently Conn on Feb. 21, 1944, in Wadena. Her life revolved around her God, her family, her church, and of course her puppy, Buddy Boy. She served her community as a member of the Verndale Methodist Church, the Verndale Senior Citizens Center, The Verndale Historical Society, the England Prairie Pioneer Club, and the United Methodist Women's Group.
Erma Virginia Grewe, 82, of Eagle Bend, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 20, 2009, at the Touch of Home care home in Eagle Bend. She was born July 7, 1926, to William and Louise (Rudloff) Mottaz at their home in Stowe Prairie Township, Todd County. She graduated from high school and on Nov. 24, 1945, she married Delbert Arnold Grewe at St. John's Lutheran Church in Wadena. Together they operated their farm and raised their children just outside Bertha. She was active in her church and community as a cook and as a member of St.
It is with great sorrow that we report the sudden passing of our beloved Mom, Sister, Aunt and Grandmother. She entered eternal life on June 19, 2009. Audrey was born in Nimrod, Minn., on Jan. 31, 1935 daughter of Alvin and Marie Benson. She resided in Wadena until she moved to Pinole, Calif. in 1983. An entrepreneurial spirit, she opened her second ladies clothing store, The Hut. In 1987, she obtained her Real Estate License and worked as a Realtor for Security Pacific until 1999.
Evelyn Marie Dalen, 85, passed away Thursday, June 18, 2009. She was born April 10, 1924, to George and Anna Boylan, in Wadena. During World War II, she married Sherman Dalen, and worked as a telephone operator for Northwestern Bell while he was away serving in the Army. Following the war, they made their home on a dairy farm south of Verndale, where they raised their seven children.
Sandra Lee (Ollikain) O'Donnell, 43, passed away peacefully while sleeping on June 17, 2009, after battling cancer. She was born Feb. 22, 1966, in Glendive, Mont., to Maurice and Marcella (Ruikka) Ollikain. She graduated from the Choteau High School in Choteau, Mont., with the class of 1984. On Sept. 4, 1993, she married Robert Gregory O'Donnell. Their marriage was blessed with a son, Chad. They made their home in New Jersey and New York for four years and moved back to Billings, Mont., living there for five years before finally settling in Blaine, Minn.
Duane Harry Menk, 78, of East Peoria, Ill., and Harlingen, Texas, passed away Monday, June 8, 2009, at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, ER. He was born March 7,1931, in Bertha, to Harry D. and Ella Voeltz Menk. He married Jane Janovetz Heer on Sept. 26, 1986, in Peoria, Ill. He was an electronics technician for the National Weather Service, retiring in 1993. He was a Korean War Air Force veteran. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, American Legion and NARFE. He enjoyed fishing, reading, cooking, gardening and fixing everything around the house.
Loren Alvin Thalmann, 75, of Henning, died Wednesday, June 17, 2009, at the Henning Golden Living Center. He was born in Ottertail on March 24, 1934, the son of Herman and Eleonora (Grefe) Thalmann. He grew up at Ottertail and was baptized and confirmed at St. John's Lutheran Church at Ottertail. He attended St. John's Parochial school through the eighth grade and graduated from Henning High School with the class of 1953. He served in the Army from 1956 until 1958. He then worked for Oliver Mining Company in Eveleth, Minn., and also raised turkeys for Henning Hatchery.
Lila Kujala, 94, of New York Mills, passed away June 21, 2009, at the Elders' Home in New York Mills. She was born April 7, 1915, in Sebeka, to John and Anna Blom. She graduated from Sebeka High School with the class of 1934. She was employed by various stores as a clerk. She was also a telephone operator for many years. She married Jacob "Jack" Kujala on Aug. 21, 1943 in Deer Creek. They resided on the Iron Range for several years. Jack was employed in the mines. They moved to New York Mills. Jack passed away on June 2, 1988. In 2005, she moved into town in New York Mills.
Winfred "Ole" Warren Johnson, 91, passed away June 18, 2009, in the Lakewood Care Center in Staples. He was born Oct. 31, 1917, to George and Lettie (Rasmussen) Johnson in Henning. He married Dorothy Mildred Borchers on Feb. 6, 1942, in South Dakota. He worked as a manager at the Astro Aluminum Heat Treating Plant. He spent 37 years in Deer Creek and 35 years in California, before retiring and moving to the Deer Creek and Wadena area for his last 20 years.